Anna Wood (kayaker)

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Anna Wood
Medal record
Women's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul K-2 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta K-2 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Szeged K-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1998 Szeged K-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1999 Milan K-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1987 Duisburg K-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1991 Paris K-1 5000 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 Dartmouth K-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 Dartmouth K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Mechelen K-2 500 m

Anna Wood (born Annemarie Cox on 22 July 1966) is a Dutch-born Australian sprint canoeist who competed from the early 1980s to the early 2000s (decade). Competing in four Summer Olympics, she won two bronze medals in the K-2 500 m, earning them in 1988 with the Netherlands and 1996 with Australia.

Wood also won eight medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three golds (K-2 500 m: 1998, K-2 1000 m: 1998, 1999), four silvers (K-1 5000 m: 1991, K-2 500 m: 1987, 1997; K-2 1000 m: 1997), and a bronze (K-2 500 m: 1985).

She also represented the Dutch kayak team from 1983-1989.[citation needed]

Wood's husband, Steven (1961–95), won a bronze in the K-4 1000 m event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder 1990-1994.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002. ISBN 1-74013-060-X.